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IV. Strengthening Grace.
V. Under Temptation.
VI. Divine Teaching.
VII. Sufficiency of Christ's Atonement and Satisfaction.
Job xxxiii. 24. Heb. ix. 14. 1 Peter i. 19. 1 John i. 7.
VIII. Imputation of Righteousness.
X. Person of CHRIST.
XI. Sufferings of CHRIST.
XII. Glory of Christ. Acts v. 31. Mark xvi. 19. Acts vii. 55. Phil. ü. 10. Isaiah vi. 1....5. 1 Pet. iii. 22. Rev. V. 8....14.
As the intention of the foregoing treatise is, through the grace of God, to render Communicating a spiritual service, it will be necessary to warn those into whose hands it may fall, to be peculiarly careful not to rest upon the ordinance itself, or the exactness of their preparation according to any form which is prescribed to them, but to look chiefly to their profiting by it; to observe whether their hearts are drawn nearer to God in CHRIST, and in the memorial of his death their expectation of his coming again more enlivened. Formality is the most dangerous of all states, and outward religion, where the experimental knowledge of CHRIST is wanting, removes persons farther from the kingdom of God than outward vices; the one puffing up the pride of vain man, whilst the other lays him open to conviction of his danger. Let it not be imagined that this is spoken to encourage outward vices, God forbid ; no, but as an awful warning to those, who, resting on the form of godliness, deny the power of it.
May you be not almost, but altogether, Christians : And if the great Master of the feast bless these words to your illumination, instruction, edification, consolation, or sanctification, His be the praise; to Him alone praise is due.
the LORD'S SUPPER,
the Lord's SUPPER,
GOD after receiving the LORD'S SUPPER,
Directions for PRAYER,
1. U: 'er a sense of guilt,
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II. A Prayer for the Love of God,
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GENESIS iii. 15.
between thy seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy
Psalm lv. 6.
would I fly away, and be at rest,
PSALM cxix. 94.
PSALM lxxiii. 25.
upon earth that I desire besides thee,
CANTICLES viii. 14.
to a young hart upon the mountains of spices,
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CANTICLES i. 3. Thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee,
Psalm lxxxiv. 1, 2.
soul longeth, yea, even fainteth, for the courts of the
LUKE xxiii. 33. There they crucified him,
HEBREWS vi. 18.
for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us,
HEBREWS X. 38.
1 COR. vi. 20. For ye are bought with a price : therefore glorify God
in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's,
TITUS ii. 10.
in all things,